General Schedule (GS) Payscale in Alabama for 2016

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The General Schedule (GS) payscale is the federal government payscale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees.

Under the GS payscale, an employee's base pay depends on two factors - the GS Paygrade of their job, and the Paygrade Step they have achieved (depending on seniority or performance). This base pay is then modified based on a "Locality Pay Adjustment", which adjusts the GS payscale based on cost-of-living in different areas within the United States.

Alabama has one or more Locality Pay Adjustment areas with special locality pay adjustment rates. This page lists the locality-adjusted yearly GS pay scales for each area, with starting pay for a GS-1 broken down by county in the interactive map. For a detailed calculation of your pay as a GS employee in Alabama, see our General Schedule Pay Calculator.

ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL

The ATLANTA--ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY--SANDY SPRINGS, GA-AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Atlanta and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 19.58% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$21,935$22,668$23,397$24,123$24,852$25,279$26,000$26,727$26,756$27,433
GS-2$24,661$25,248$26,065$26,756$27,060$27,856$28,653$29,449$30,245$31,042
GS-3$26,908$27,805$28,702$29,598$30,495$31,392$32,289$33,186$34,083$34,980
GS-4$30,207$31,214$32,221$33,228$34,235$35,241$36,248$37,255$38,262$39,269
GS-5$33,796$34,922$36,049$37,175$38,301$39,428$40,554$41,681$42,807$43,934
GS-6$37,672$38,928$40,184$41,439$42,695$43,950$45,206$46,462$47,717$48,973
GS-7$41,864$43,259$44,655$46,050$47,446$48,841$50,237$51,632$53,028$54,423
GS-8$46,362$47,907$49,452$50,997$52,542$54,087$55,632$57,177$58,722$60,267
GS-9$51,208$52,914$54,621$56,327$58,033$59,740$61,446$63,153$64,859$66,565
GS-10$56,392$58,271$60,151$62,031$63,911$65,791$67,670$69,550$71,430$73,310
GS-11$61,956$64,021$66,086$68,151$70,216$72,281$74,346$76,412$78,477$80,542
GS-12$74,260$76,736$79,211$81,686$84,162$86,637$89,112$91,588$94,063$96,538
GS-13$88,305$91,249$94,193$97,137$100,081$103,025$105,969$108,913$111,858$114,802
GS-14$104,349$107,828$111,306$114,785$118,263$121,742$125,221$128,699$132,178$135,656
GS-15$122,744$126,836$130,928$135,020$139,112$143,204$147,296$151,388$155,480$159,572
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HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL

The HUNTSVILLE-DECATUR-ALBERTVILLE, AL General Schedule locality region applies to government employees who work in Huntsville and surrounding areas. General Schedule employees who work within this region are paid 16.37% more than the GS base pay rates to account for local cost of living.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$21,346$22,059$22,769$23,475$24,185$24,601$25,302$26,010$26,038$26,696
GS-2$23,999$24,570$25,365$26,038$26,333$27,108$27,883$28,658$29,433$30,208
GS-3$26,186$27,058$27,931$28,804$29,677$30,549$31,422$32,295$33,168$34,041
GS-4$29,396$30,376$31,356$32,336$33,316$34,295$35,275$36,255$37,235$38,215
GS-5$32,888$33,985$35,081$36,177$37,273$38,370$39,466$40,562$41,658$42,754
GS-6$36,661$37,883$39,105$40,327$41,549$42,771$43,993$45,214$46,436$47,658
GS-7$40,740$42,098$43,456$44,814$46,172$47,530$48,888$50,246$51,604$52,962
GS-8$45,118$46,621$48,125$49,628$51,132$52,635$54,139$55,642$57,146$58,649
GS-9$49,833$51,494$53,154$54,815$56,476$58,136$59,797$61,457$63,118$64,779
GS-10$54,878$56,707$58,536$60,366$62,195$64,024$65,854$67,683$69,512$71,342
GS-11$60,292$62,302$64,312$66,322$68,331$70,341$72,351$74,360$76,370$78,380
GS-12$72,267$74,676$77,085$79,494$81,902$84,311$86,720$89,129$91,538$93,947
GS-13$85,935$88,800$91,665$94,530$97,395$100,260$103,125$105,990$108,855$111,720
GS-14$101,548$104,933$108,318$111,704$115,089$118,474$121,859$125,244$128,630$132,015
GS-15$119,449$123,431$127,414$131,396$135,378$139,360$143,342$147,324$151,307$155,289

The Huntsville locality pay rate also applies to Huntsville, and other cities within the region.

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Rest of Alabama

Any federal employees in Alabama who do not live in an area for which a specific Locality Pay Adjustment has been set will receive the generic "Rest of the United States" locality pay adjustment of 14.35% (shown in the table below).

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1$20,975$21,676$22,374$23,068$23,765$24,174$24,863$25,558$25,586$26,233
GS-2$23,582$24,144$24,925$25,586$25,876$26,638$27,399$28,161$28,923$29,684
GS-3$25,731$26,589$27,446$28,304$29,162$30,019$30,877$31,734$32,592$33,450
GS-4$28,886$29,849$30,812$31,774$32,737$33,700$34,663$35,626$36,589$37,551
GS-5$32,318$33,395$34,472$35,549$36,626$37,703$38,781$39,858$40,935$42,012
GS-6$36,025$37,225$38,426$39,627$40,828$42,028$43,229$44,430$45,630$46,831
GS-7$40,033$41,367$42,702$44,036$45,371$46,705$48,040$49,374$50,709$52,043
GS-8$44,335$45,812$47,289$48,767$50,244$51,722$53,199$54,676$56,154$57,631
GS-9$48,968$50,600$52,232$53,863$55,495$57,127$58,759$60,391$62,022$63,654
GS-10$53,925$55,723$57,520$59,318$61,116$62,913$64,711$66,508$68,306$70,103
GS-11$59,246$61,221$63,196$65,170$67,145$69,120$71,095$73,070$75,044$77,019
GS-12$71,012$73,380$75,747$78,114$80,481$82,848$85,215$87,582$89,949$92,316
GS-13$84,443$87,258$90,073$92,889$95,704$98,519$101,335$104,150$106,965$109,781
GS-14$99,785$103,112$106,438$109,765$113,091$116,417$119,744$123,070$126,397$129,723
GS-15$117,376$121,289$125,202$129,115$133,028$136,941$140,854$144,767$148,680$152,593

The Rest of U.S. locality pay rate also applies to Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Eastaboga, Fort Rucker, and other cities within the region.

Government installations that use the Rest of U.S. GS locality include Anniston Army Depot, Maxwell Air Force Base, and other facilities within the region.

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* For some high-paygrade workers pay under the GS scale may be capped at $160,300, which is the SES (Senior Executive Scale)'s Level 4 pay for the current year (5 U.S.C. 5304 (g)(1)).


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Source: www.federalpay.org/gs/2016/alabama